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“Bisexual” No Longer On The List Of Google’s Banned Words

Bisexuals — and those who love them — can breathe a sigh of relief now that Google has deemed the term safe for work.

Till now Google has associated “bisexual” with pornography,  having added it to its list of banned terms in 2009. As a result, organizations and community resources catering to bisexuals had a drop in search rankings. Enter BiNet USA. The advocacy group successfully petitioned Google to take their minds out of the gutter and get with the bi program.

“It’s not every day one of the biggest companies in the world changes its mind, but we are thankful that Google now sees bisexual people just like everyone else,” BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham told the Advocate.  “It will take time for bisexual search terms to be ranked as they were before the ban, but now bisexual people and their allies have a fighting chance to be seen, heard, and understood.”